Egypt central bank says keeps key interest rates on hold

CAIRO Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:16am EST

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CAIRO Feb 27 (Reuters) - Egypt's central bank kept its official interest rates on hold as expected at a monetary policy meeting on Thursday, as the government tries to stimulate the economy while keeping inflation in check.

The central bank said the monetary policy committee kept its overnight deposit rate unchanged at 8.25 percent and its overnight lending rate at 9.25 percent. (Reporting By Shadia Nasralla; Editing by Michael Georgy and Andrew Heavens)